Dismayed, I asked the locals who was responsible for keeping the coastline clean.
The NRA is about upholding Second Amendment rights and teaching people to be responsible with those freedoms.
What governor is going to want to be responsible for losing 10 percent of his law-enforcement money?
Vaccine-deniers are responsible to the resurgence of once-eliminated illnesses.
Congress, give these hardworking, responsible Americans that chance.
Like responsible sentinels, Dexter and Jessie stood at their post.
I'll be responsible for any trouble that comes, so don't you worry.
You wouldn't believe, would you, that your uncle is responsible for my having them?
The captains of fifties were responsible directly to the High Council.
He was responsible, to an extent, for the happiness of these two young creatures.
1590s, "answerable" (to another, for something), from obsolete French responsible (13c., Modern French responsable, as if from Latin *responsabilis), from Latin respons-, past participle stem of respondere "to respond" (see respond). Meaning "accountable for one's actions" is attested from 1640s; that of "reliable, trustworthy" is from 1690s. Retains the sense of "obligation" in the Latin root word. Related: Responsibly.